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Frankie Reviews

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January 16, 2020
Exquisitely shot to the extent that it feels like a tourism-film to showcase Portugal's beauty, Frankie has the scenery but lacks the heft, the spark to make it stand out.
November 2, 2019
Huppert sports tall platform shoes, steps into a forest and successfully walks on a long, winding, woody path, so there's that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 2, 2019
Stellar cast makes this otherwise one-note family tale watchable.
November 22, 2019
For a film built around drama, there really isn't much drama to work with. It's basically just a pretty new package of.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2019
It's disappointing to have a film set in such a beautiful location seem devoid of romance or any kind of passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2019
I don't know if the expectations were too high on my end, but Frankie doesn't quite deliver. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 18, 2019
There are moments when we understand that deeply felt emotions are being conveyed, but Sachs keeps everything so subdued, at such a stubbornly low-key register, that we don't feel them as deeply as we should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2019
What there isn't is substance. What there is is pretension.
May 24, 2019
Frankie simply lacks substance, leaving the actors' good work in limbo. [Full review in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
Sachs is normally a safe pair of hands with intimate character studies, but here, he's decided to add on the problems of an extended family instead of solely focusing on the genuinely moving story of the couple at its centre.
May 22, 2019
Ira Sachs' Rohmer-Inspired Drama Dramatically Falls Flat
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 21, 2019
It is a heartfelt and modest work but an oddly languid one, a movie that asks the viewer to dig beneath the awkward, stilted topsoil of uneasy family reunion and find the tangled roots beneath.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 21, 2019
[Director Ira] Sachs underutilizes almost everything. [Full review in Spanish]
June 12, 2019
The script fails to establish a credible dynamic between the characters. The dialogues are flat when they pretend to be ingenious. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 28, 2019
Ira Sachs is unsuccessful in making one care about this family, but it did make me put Portugal on a list of exquisite locales to visit
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 23, 2019
Frankie is proof that you can put brilliant actors in a beautiful setting and a film can still come out muddled.
September 6, 2019
It's just so scattershot and odd, aiming for a kind of super-sized realism on a minute-by-minute basis while working to melodramatic ends on a macro level.
November 7, 2019
Sachs suggests more than he tells, an approach that can be worthwhile for viewers who like to fill in the narrative gaps and backstories, but it can also muddle more than illuminate.... [I]t is hard not to want more from the characters or the story.
May 22, 2019
It's just Huppert on autopilot and like that dry white wine, you can have too much of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2019
A lovely but downbeat and dull showcase for Isabelle Huppert
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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